Has anyone used Air Transat from UK to Canada? BA is stupidly expensive as are other options. AT are way cheaper but reviews are not fab. Just wondering if anyone has good/bad/other experiences they can share.
I have, though a few years ago. It was absolutely fine - I don't remember it being any different from any other carrier. I used to fly to Canada a lot and the flights/planes were all much of a muchness.
Yes, we travelled as a family of 5 Gatwick to Vancouver as I just couldn't justify the price difference to fly BA or Air Canada from LHR. (Was several thousand pounds difference for all 5 of us) Absolute fine. Not everything they promised from the kids club materialised. I.e the special kids meals as they'd only just been brought in and weren't on every flight at that time. But we did get priority check in and our bags came out 1st due to signing up to the kids club. Also the kids entertainment pack on board was decent I seem to recall. As for the flight, I can't say it was any different to any other airline. Seat back entertainment just the same. Food ok. Flights on time.
Thank you! More food, kids entertainment (key for us) etc. Totally get that flights are much of a muchness. More concerned that not an Easyjet flight for such a long distance. Fine for a couple of hours but could not hack that for 9-12 hrs!
Yes, many times. We travel back to the UK every year, to visit family, and it's usually via AT. We've also used Air Canada a couple of times, BA once, and Iceland Air once. Noticed no real difference in the cattle class offerings of them all, other than that Air Canada's flight attendants were by far the least friendly on both years' trips that we used them.
We flew from London to Vancouver with AT this summer. Like you I was a bit nervous beforehand.
I would recommend them - there are screens in the back of the seat in front of you (I couldn’t tell if that’s the case with Westjet which is why we went for AT) and the choice of viewing was good.
Food was fine, standard for airlines. Seats were comfy enough. Air stewards were all really friendly and professional.
You can pay a bit more and pre-book your seat, we booked as far forward as possible and this was in a smaller area of around 10-15 rows which felt very quiet. That will probably make more sense when you look at a seating plan!
The only niggle is lack of drinks - they do this weird thing where if you ask for (say) a lemonade, you only get half the can poured out for you, and the other half is used for the next person. So stock up on liquids once you are through security.
Definitely good value for money compared to BA and the like!
Thanks Sonny. Really glad you said that as we have booked with AT. No other choice as the price for pretty much anything else was madness. I am not sure about screens for Westjet either, I think some did not.